A new school has emerged in the sweepstakes for top offensive line transfer Calvin Anderson.
Calvin Anderson is a graduate of Rice, and is free to play anywhere for his final collegiate season. News that he will play his final season elsewhere has drawn some huge programs to his door.
The Austin native was not a big recruit. As a two-star player, he received a few Big 12 offers late in the process.
However, he stuck with Rice, which got in early. Now, after a strong career in Conference USA, he has the chance to showcase himself for his final season.
Earlier this month, Anderson discussed his second recruitment with Bruce Feldman. At the time he had five schools that stuck out.
Michigan and Texas were the top tier schools after him. Auburn, which he visit this weekend, is also involved, as is Oklahoma.
TCU was the fifth team in the mix. However, they may be getting bumped for a new program.
Feldman has updated his post. Jimbo Fisher and Texas A&M recently offered Anderson, and they may jump the Horned Frogs in the pecking order.
Update: As Anderson got ready to fly out to Auburn on the Friday after National Signing Day, he told SI that it’s plausible that Texas A&M could rise above TCU into his top five after he talks with the Aggies staff following the Auburn trip. A&M had offered Anderson earlier in the week.
Feldman says Michigan and Texas still lead. However, Fisher can recruit with the best of them, and A&M could be an attractive option that isn't too far from Rice.
We should learn more about things after this weekend's Auburn trip. Anderson is one of the biggest names on the ever-expanding graduate transfer market.